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circumstance limemoir on faith but it will probably never be published. >> we'll get some facts as they go forward. the big unknown is we won't know who follows pope benedict xvi. >> that's the excitement that now begins as we have the good-bye, the excitement begins. well, our special coverage will continue in just a couple of moments with suzanne malveaux. we'll take a break.
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welcome to "around the world," i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. we've been watching the coverage of the pope retiring. >> it's fascinating. he's no longer the pope. >> fascinating. we'll begin at the vatican. >> history being made today. in less than two hours pope benedict's resignation will take
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effect. earlier the pope flew from the vatican to a summer residence outside rome. >> he made his final farewell to the crowds, sent out one final tweet to his 1.5 million followers. it said this, thank you for your love and support. may you always experience the joy that comes from putting christ at the center of your lives. we are going to have full coverage of the pope's last day this hour. syria's rebel forces are about to get a lot more money from the united states, not for bullets or bombs, we're told, but for food, medical supplies and more of what the u.s. calls nonlethal assistance. secretary of state john kerry announced the package today. he said, a lot about it. there's a lot of nuance in all of this. we have more details coming up in a live report. well, the clock is ticking
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towards those automatic across-the-board spending cuts, due to kick in tomorrow. well, last night president obama told business leaders the cuts will be bad for them and will cause the economy to tumble downward. republicans have accused the president of resorting to scare tactics and politics instead of focusing on the debt and the deficit. all right, we are talking, of course, about $85 billion in cuts over the next seven months. no one -- known in washington jargon as sequestration. let's bring in ali velshi. we've been hearing these dire scenarios from the obama administration. before we get to the questions, have a listen. >> the sequester will weaken america's economic recovery. it will weaken our military readiness. and it will weaken the basic services the american people depend on every single day.
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>> the reality is that it is going to be hard. there's going to be pain and the american people will be less safe. >> kids are going to get hurt. that's just reality. >> and this is also what the president said to business leaders last night. have a listen to this. >> this is not a cliff but it is a tumble downward. it's conceivable that in the first week, the first two weeks, first three weeks, first month, a lot of people may not notice the full impact of this sequester. >> want to go to ali first. so, first of all, ali, is this the president softening his tone here? is the sky falling or not? >> good thing i get to go first. he has to say this. when you wake up saturday morning and this is now almost inevitable this is going to happen, it's not like y2k, some
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event. they'll have to send out furlough notices. you won't feel this till march but look at gdp. in the fourth quarter of 2012 it grew. the economy grew by a smidge. 0.1%. it was minus 0.1% now it's plus 0.1%. that's virtually nothing. if you take out 750,000 jobs, if ben bernanke says it will take 0.6% off economic growth, that could send america into recession. some people think nothing should be cut. others think we should be cutting more than this. the real issue is that it's just a bad way of cutting. it's using a sledgehammer where you need a scalpel and that's the problem. it's ham-fisted and stupid. >> ali, is anybody going to feel anything right away? oh, my goodness, richard already weighed in here. go ahead. >> i'm in solidarity with my fellow foreigner.
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>> well, ali velshi's scalpel would be fine if there was a surgeon who was prepared to wield it inspect unfortunately, dr. sanjay gupta isn't around and every politician in the beltway seems to have their own agenda. a slight reality check here, ali. you're talking about a relatively 2% to 3% reduction in spending in terms of the total federal budget. and on top of that, ali, you're also talking about vast suedes of the budget that would not be effected. inlt saying you're not -- >> okay, okay, okay. hold pop on. suzanne, michael and richard, listen to they. you look at me, richard, and say you're a pretty good looking guy but you're about 50 pounds too fat, you refuse to diet, so we have to take 50 pounds off but you can't touch your limbs because then you won't be able to write, you can't touch your feet and lips because you can't talk and can't touch your ears
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and you can't touch your brain because you need that to think and your neck attaches to your body so we'll scrape a little off your forearm, cut your toenai toenails, shave your head a little closer. that's the problem. you can't touch two-thirds of the u.s. budget because it's enentitlements, social security, medicare and medicaid. you're cutting from these places where you can't nearly affect the deficit. >> and yet, ali, you're ignoring the point that in 2011, when the u.s. was downgraded from aaa, all right the uk is also in the same leaky boat, but in 2011 they couldn't do it. they couldn't do it with the sup supercommittee, they couldn't do it with the grand bargain, couldn't do it again with the fiscal cliff. surely you get to the point where something has to give because to continue your operation ends to nonsense. >> ali, i have a question for you here. so, i get the analogy with the
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scraping of the skin, all that stuff, the shaving of your fine head there -- >> there's nothing left. >> but what if they were just to take your heart. say, defense, we're going to pull out your heart, you die. there is a case to be made, whether or not if you take from one particular place, it makes a huge difference right away. is that not true? >> which is why you need a properly structured, well-disciplined diet. if i need a guy like me, a slim fit fellow guy like me needs to lose 50 pound, we won't get there easily. we have a prescription, simpson/bowles. you know why no one wants to support that, liberals or conservatives? because you have to cut medicare, social security, overall tax reform and no one wants their constituents to cut something they like. cut national parks because maybe you don't go to national parks. cut air transport, all these other things. cut food inspections because maybe you'll never have to be confronted with a hamburger with camel meat or horse meat or
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whatever other meat they're putting in meat these days, right? am i right, richard? nobody has the guts to go where you have to go to cut the debt. >> for good reason because they're looking at europe, and i realize i've just now ar gug the second half of the opposite side of the cohn coiin, they fear an greece on the horizon, which is nonsense, but you can't continue as the way it's been going. that's the impalatable truth. unless all u.s. politicians are prepared to have that serious debate with the public that starts saying, where do we cut, but republicans want it all on the spending side, democrats want it on the tax side -- >> and neither of those work. >> -- somewhere in the middle -- correct. >> gentlemen, don't go away. we're loving this. i'm just sitting back being ail spectator. i love those guys. stay there. we want to bring in allison at the new york stock exchange. dow flirting with an all-time
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high while all this uncertainty is going on in washington. it's counterintuitive. why the bullish behavior? >> reporter: sometimes, michael,there is no reason why stocks are moving higher. you look at yesterday's trading day where the dow was up 175 points. fed chief bernanke's comments on capitol hill saying he's not going to pull back on that fed stimulus going into the economy. that was the magic phrase that sent stocks higher yesterday. also the clear, stronger recovery in the housing market. that's giving stocks momentum as well. clearly not seeing the momentum from yesterday but the dow is getting ever so closer to that record high 14,164 that the dow reached, you know, about five years ago. the reality is, though, it's really hard to see if the dow will reach that record level today. you know, we got that gdp number, economic growth from the last three months of 2012. sure, it was revised higher. you know what, it's nothing to celebrate because it went from
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negative 0.1% to positive 0.1%. it's barely in positive territory. it's good it's not contracting. it's good business investment and consumer spending hung in the last three months of 2012. the reality is is that the fiscal cliff, which was certainly hanging over everybody's heads in the last part of last year, that really took a big chunk of government spending out of -- out of the economy, so that was hanging on the economy. and we've got sort of the same thing going on this quarter, the first quarter of 2013. the big worry is, are we going to see a lack of growth again happen for the first quarter this year? >> alison, good to see, telling us why things are up when everyone thinks they should be down. we would love to let you continue but we wouldn't have a show left. we'll get you back another time. >> all right. >> they're great. politics of this, of course, getting kind of ugly. veteran reporter bob woodward saying white house official threatened him after reporting on the forced budget cuts.
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>> and that white house official is gene sperling, a top economic obama aide. that's according to democrat aware of the situation. listen to what woodward said a white house official said to him. >> they're not happy at all and some people kind of, you know, said, look, we don't see eye to eye on this. they never really said, though, afterwards they've said this is factually wrong and it was said to me in an e-mail by a top white house -- >> what was said? >> it was said very clearly, you will regret doing this. >> who sent that e-mail to you? >> well, i'm not going to say? >> a senior person? >> very senior person. >> first of all, i think a lot of people realize when you're at the white house and the beat you're doing, done many years, you get a lot of pushback, that's what we call in the business, a lot of pushback from the white house when you put out
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something they don't like. do you think bob woodward has gone a step too far? do you think there's an exaggeration in how this is being portrayed as a threat? >> reporter: you do get pushed back, that's true, but what the white house will say here, suzanne, is that when he was told, you will regret staking out this claim, which was an op-ed that said the president is moving the goalpost when he's talking about a solution to these forced spending cuts that are right upon us as of tomorrow because the president has said he wants it to be balanced, as he puts it, he wants tax increases and he wants spending cuts to offset those forced spending cuts, and republicans just want more spending cuts. so, woodward had said in this op-ed that the president had sort of changed his mind. he moved the goalposts from the negotiations he had in 2011. the white house is saying that woodward completely misinterpreted this e-mail that he had with we now know gene sperling. when he said, you're going to
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regret staking out this position, it's not like you're going to regret doing this because you're going to pay for it or you'll pay for it through access but you'll regret it because you're wrong. to that point they put out a statement saying, of course, no threat was intended, as mr. woodward noted the e-mail from the aide was sent to apologize for voices being raised in their previous conversation. the note suggested that mr. woodward would regret the observation he made. we were on the phone call they had, and as you know having covered the white house, do you sometimes have phone calls where you're getting a substantial amount of pushback. i don't think we completely know the entire story but the white house is saying he misinterpreted this e-mail. >> you know, i guess it really just underscores how important this debate is. who gets the blame for it? the automatic spending cuts. a lot of people looking at me saying, don't look at me. >> reporter: i was going to say, when you have someone like
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woodward who is an icon in journalism, people listen to it. i believe talking to white house officials, they believe he is wrong on this. and so they're doing this coming from a genuine place where they don't think his op-ed was correct. obviously, he feels it is. but they're really pushing back on this because of that, suzanne. >> all very sensitive, isn't it. you know that beat very well. >> they get sensitive. doesn't matter what administration, they're all very sensitive. more from at around the world" he was stopped for a parking violation. now he's dead. >> so did south african police really tie a cab driver to the back of a van and drag him through the street? there is video. we'll take you live to johannesburg next. he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop.
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for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. welcome back, everyone. the united states doubling down on help for the syrian opposition, cranking up pressure on syrian leaders. >> secretary of state john kerry is in rome today, meeting with syrian rebel fighters. announced the u.s. will add $60 million to an aid package already going to help rebuild and resupply the groups fighting against government forces. >> let's go live now to rome, talk to our foreign affairs
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correspondent, jill dougherty. it was a big meeting there today. it's important to note that the u.s. is saying this injection of dollars is not for weapons or ammunition, so-called nonlethal. some people -- well, first of all, what is it and why not? >> reporter: well, what is it, michael? it's actually food, mres, you know, the rations that military people get. they say for hungry fighters. and then also medical supplies for people who might have been wounded in action. it's not being given, let's say, the lethal aid, which would be weapons or ammunition, things like that, is not being given because there is apprehension in washington. they say, number one, they know and they have said they have concern there are extremists fighters who are within the opposition. they don't want aid to go to them. and so they want to keep -- you know, keep pretty close watch on
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how it's spent. make sure it gets only to carefully vetted members of the syrian army -- i should say, the free syrian army. >> jill, how are they planning on doing that? we've already season examples of weapons getting into the wrong hands of those the u.s. thinks are enemies. >> reporter: it is very difficult. that is -- they have the ambassador and other diplomats and other people on the ground from the u.s. who are watching as much as they can how will this will be used, how it's spent -- i should say the equipment is used, because actually they're not handing over money. it is the services and it is the supplies they're handing out. they say they're going to have to watch very carefully. and then, in fact, it's staged. if they live up to things like protecting human rights, the things they've been promising, then there could be more. and down the, looet's say, the
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road a bit they might go to other forms. it could be lethal or at least getting close to that. but not now. >> john kerry and the whole debate over u.s. influence in the world generally anyway in terms of foreign policy, what chance he can convince the two sides to negotiate? what are the russians saying about that? >> reporter: i think, michael, you know, that is so far at this point out of the realm of possibility, because even the russians who do have some influence with assad, have not been able to bring about anything, any type between the sides. right now i think kerry is trying to help the opposition in two wadz. politically and on the ground in kind of a sense of helping communities that have been liberated to make them function well, serve as an example for people who come over, join them and then the other part would be the military. but as you can see, they're going very carefully on this. they're not giving the
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opposition certainly everything they wanted. >> all right, jill, thanks so much. jill dougherty in rome. here are stories making news around the world right now. in peru this california couple surfaces after their loved ones, they hadn't heard from them for a month. they were reported missing. they are trekking through this remote village in amazon the whole time. >> 25-year-olds jamie neil and garrett hand posted on, where else, this is 2013, facebook, they're at a military base in peru playing with a pet monkey and getting star treatment, they say, from the government. >> they posted the peruvian military gave us our own house to stay in and food and a bunch of booze to drink. this is insane. so, of course, neal had to apologize, really, saying they had no electricity, they didn't have any phones or internet service to stay in touch and the couples' friend, family got worried because they hadn't been posting pictures for a week. it stopped. your parents would do the same,
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wouldn't they? >> probably. they're posting on face boobook in the waters off new zealand, check that out in the spot there on the video, that is a shark, a great white shark. >> it actually attacked a swimmer off this popular beach. witnesses really described a terrible scene as they stood by helpless. a 46-year-old victim died by the time police actually tried to reach him. >> they fired shots. the police officer went out in a rubber dinghy and fired shots at the sharks. there were a couple of sharks at one point. but they weren't able to retrieve the body initially. the beach and several close by are closed for the next several days. maldives, 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 15 lashes after being involved in the charge. they found out she had
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consensual sex with another man. >> this girl says her stepfather raped her and then killed her baby. amnesty international condemning the sentence as cruel, degrading and inhuman. the maldives is appealing the court's decision but right now she's sentenced to receive those lashes when she turns 18. >> unbelievable. for mexico's drug traffickers, the mother of invention. we'll show you the homemade cannon used to actually fire drugs over the border. that's up next. e? yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't.
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sdrug traffickers in mexico using unusual methods to get marijuana over the border. this is fascinating. they're shooting it out of a cannon. >> unusual. you're not kidding. i remember catapult. this is i cannon. this happened between mexicali in mexico and calexico in california. >> there used to be a catapult. now it is -- ingenuity is
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incredible when there's a market for drugs in the united states. this time what they found was an orange dodge ram pickup truck with a cannon attached to its bed. what you're seeing right now is the compressor, which was actually attached to the car for power. authorities believe that out of this pickup truck, you see this make-shift cannon, they were shooting small packages of marijuana across the border, weighing a few pounds each. now, the mexican authorities confiscated this truck. there were no arrests in mexico or the united states, but they started investigating this after american authorities told mexican authorities they had been finding small packages of drugs in a very suspicious manner. now, again, this happened in mexicali across the border from a calexico, california, about a week ago. these pictures are from yuma, arizona, a couple months ago, in december. take a look at what authorities
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found there. these are cans, 33 cans in total, weighing 85 pounds. the value of the drug in the black market would have been $42,500. and authorities believe that they were using also a cannon in this case that was able to shoot the drugs about 500 feet away. >> so, a couple of questions. first of all, is this the first time they've done something like this? secondly, it seems obvious, you know, they'd get caught. you'd see the truck, the cannon and the canisters. seems like the simplest thing, right, but, you know, not the smartest. >> it is not necessarily the first time we've seen incidents. you've seen cannons -- michael was mentioning that before going to an idea back to medieval times. you've seen catapults. look at that video by homeland security. that's in arizona. these men were actually -- actually using a catapult to launch drugs across the border. also marijuana. they were caught apprehended on the mexican side. they were put out of business.
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luckily. but i was talking to the police in mexicali, mexico. they were telling me that they have seen cases of gliders, the small planes that have no engines, fitted with engines, so they can fly and not be detected by a radar to a distance of about two miles, drop packages of drugs and return to mexico. they were also telling me they saw catapults, of course, and an idea straight from american football. somebody with a very good arm -- >> no. >> -- rein running to the fence throwing a football-sized package and someone waiting on the other side and running away with the package. >> an nfl scout maybe on the other side. >> exactly. it's just amazing. >> unbelievable. and, of course, the tunnels are ingenuous, as well, from building to building under the border -- >> but they're getting caught, right? >> for the most part they're getting caught. it's very important you mention the tunnels. it's not just any tunnel. they're fitted with ventilation systems.
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they have electricity, lights. i mean, they're built by people who know how to do this. it's just another idea and the many, many ideas they have. >> a lot of money in it, clearly. thank you. appreciate it. of course, we're also looking at another story that is making news around the world. sydney, australia, your home place. >> home place there, yeah. >> what you got over there? >> well, they had a huge bust over there. a record drug siege, the largest methamphetamine bust ever in australia. police say they seized more t n ththan half a ton of meth, twice the previous record, worth $450 million. >> good lord. they found the drugs in sydney hidden among cleaning products in a shipping container from southern china. police arrested three men they believe are a part of what they are calling a major international crime syndicate. he was arrested over a parking violation now he's dead.
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call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. police in south africa are being investigated for murder. a watch dog group wants answers after a video that was posted on the website of the south african daily sun. it's rather disturbing when you see this. so what you're watching, a man tied to the back of the police van, then dragged along the road. >> this is a taxi driver, an immigrant from mow zazambique. he resists. he was arrested for blocking traffic with his cab. he was later found dead in his police cell less than two hours
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later. as the video progresses, you can see the man being tied to the back or handcuffed to the back of this vehicle just before it heads off. >> yeah. and we have chosen not to show the rest of the video because it does show this man in quite a bit of distress. we're being joined from johannesburg to give us more about this case. >> reporter: you know, suzanne, since the story broke this morning, that video that you've just seen has been broadcast on a 24-hour news channel here every 30 minutes, so you can imagine just how outraged south africans are and the police, the police management, had to respond and respond very quickly. the national police commissioner saying that she's deeply concerned by what she has seen. she said she views this in a very, very serious light. she has pledged to cooperate with an investigation that is under way at the moment to
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apprehend those people responsible. of course, south africans want to see action. they want to see those police officers suspended and justice taking its course p, suzanne. >> and you see from the video there were dozens of onlookers. we could hear voices shouting as well. what have they been saying about this? >> reporter: michael, that's the disturbing thing, that this was so brazen. police officers wearing police uniform, using a police car, with so many witnesses. experts here, analysts here saying, you know, these police officers are acting like people who don't think that they would get into trouble. that what they were doing was wrong. but, of course, those onlookers are going to be critical in this investigation. the investigators have already started probing this issue have started to speak to some of those people who have -- who witnessed what happened. of course, the man that took the footage as well is being questioned by the police.
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>> you have spoken about this numerous times. had a chance to be in south africa last year. one thing people say over and over when you see what happened with some of the miners protesting, they're concerned with the level of violence in their country. does this speak to that, demonstrate a new low? >> and from police in particular. >> exactly. and, of course, we've got the oscar pistorius case that the whole world is watching where he's alleged to have shot his girlfriend dead. he says that he thought that she was an intruder in the bathroom. but, of course, violence has become such a huge issue in south africa. and this is very clear with oscar pistorius' case that violence cuts across stature, race, you know, people's backgrounds, everything. violence is a huge issue in south africa. and, of course, it also affects the police as well, suzanne, as
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there are so many charities near and dear to the late princess diana. she was so special. >> remarkable woman. she brought special attention to those dealing with hiv and aids. remember that iconic moment back in 1987, princess diana, back then, the first high-profile celebrity to be photographed touching a person infected with hiv. >> and she really helped reduce the stigma of aids. her son, prince harry, is now continuing her work. he is bringing attention to kids, many victims of extreme poverty who are also hiv positive in lesotho.
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>> reporter: at this center for the blind, most of these children couldn't see prince harry, but he made sure they knew he was there, touching them, holding them, talking to them softly. many here say his easy, gentle way with others remind them of his mother. now, this project, like many others, is supported by prince harry's charity, which means forget me not, and it-s named in honor of his mother, princess diana. prince harry set up the charity in 2006 to help vulnerable children in lesotho. this little girl tells me, we understand the way he loves us like his children. and the others say, i feel happy and great. us disabled children are lucky because he comes from overseas, from england. prince harry has been to lesotho many times before. this is a good photo
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opportunity, say the royal watchers, to remind the public of harry's charitable side. in recent months he's made headlines for partying naked in a las vegas hotel, and then saying fighting in afghanistan is like playing video games. but he's not just a playboy prince, say his friends. >> i've seen him grow over the years and being allowed to come here and be himself, i think, for me, i've seen a boy grow into a solid man. >> reporter: a man and third in line to the throne. he seems happy to dance in the blazing lesotho sunshine, as if he were in a london club. earlier on in the morning, harry was also taught sign language at a school for the deaf and then he put on a purple apron, emblazoned with images of p
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paddi paddington bear. sometimes a prince who makes the news for the wrong reason as he tries to do good for the people of lesotho. >> yeah, i actually went there many years ago. it's a tiny little place. >> yeah, tell me about it. >> tiny little country. it's kind of landlocked in there, surrounded by south africa. we have a map we can show you. it gained independence from the uk back in 1966. >> we're going to take you back to the united states. if you want to know how really small it is, it's -- look at it in the size of the united states in relation to it. you see it as a tiny portion of kansas and just a smidge of nebraska. that's how small it is. >> yep. they rely very heavily on south africa for economic survivoral. we're told jessica yellen at the white house has news for us. bring us in. >> reporter: hi, suzanne. hi, michael. well, we have learned tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. the president is going to be meeting -- that's
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the time the president will be meeting with congressional leaders here at the white house. as you know, this afternoon they will be trying to hold a vote -- they'll be holding a vote on capitol hill to try to move forward with the democratic plan to try to avoid those forced spending cuts that are set to hit tomorrow. but, you know, while it's expected to vote -- pass by a majority in the u.s. senate, it is not going to get that supermajority necessary to avoid this deadline and that means tomorrow's meeting is important. not likely to have any kind of breakthrough. we all expect there will be that spending cuts drama starting to play out tomorrow night. we're hearing different kinds of messages from different parts of the administration. i think it sounds now like they're not thinking it's going to hit in some sort of dramatic fashion, so this could bleed out for quite some time and we could see this play out for a while. >> a couple of questions here. first, why bother with a meeting
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in the first place if we think this is actually going to take place tomorrow? that's the first thing, besides it being like a photo op, an opportunity, if you will. secondly, do we expect to see or hear from the president before that meeting? perhaps in any way coming forward and, again, making his case? >> reporter: well, the president is going to hold an event where he's swearing in his new treasury secretary, so i think we'll get some images from there. and beyond that, the point of tomorrow's meeting is really part -- neither side wants to be seen doing nothing before these cuts hit, so they have to have some sort of confab to look like they're working. the other piece is, i told you they'll have this democrats' vote today, so what the white house can do is say, look, the republicans, we have a bill to try to avoid these spending cuts. the republicans are blocking it. we're holding a meeting, hours before the spending cuts hit,
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republicans, here's your chance to try to help us avoid sthees these spending cuts. that's going to be the white house's gam but. it's not going to wash politically and it's not going to work, we know that going in. this is going to be a real pitched battle between the two sides for some time to come. >> absolutely. jess knows. it's the antics, the theater of it all. american people are tired of it, though. it's the imagery. it is really is, like who comes out on top when it's all said and done. >> and i go back to the thing, this was something designed to be so bad no one would let it happen. >> they knew since summer of 2011 this was on the table. so, you know, kind of the last-minute antics, theatrics of it. >> you're the expert. >> they keep doing it over and over. >> incredible. up next, bad air quality, serious problem in beijing,
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>> gritty, sandy, dirty mess covering every inch of beijing. air pollution already a huge problem there, but a sandstorm now whipped in today pushing the bad air index off the charts, literally. >> yeah. the dirt and the smog all mixing in together. they've maxed out all instruments they use to measure the air pollution. they couldn't even measure it. they said they're warning people to stay inside. no kidding. or at least wear face masks. >> the sand flying in from the gobi desert combined with the already terrible pollution, making life miserable there. we've both been there and it's pretty tough stuff, just to breathe. >> it's horrible. >> the grit. >> when our correspondent was there did a live shot, i e-mailed him afterwards i said why aren't you outside with the beijing background and he said i was in the background. couldn't see. >> it looked like a sheet of
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